WIGSTOCK: THE CRUISE aboard SEA TEA - 8/16/15 6-10PM

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Lady Bunny, Odyssey New York Magazine, Dougie Meyer & Sea Tea - New York's Gay Party Cruise Invite you to:

WIGSTOCK: THE CRUISE aboard SEA TEA

Wigstock's Sea Tea Cruise Sets Sail on Sunday August 16th!

It’s been over 10 years since the last Wigstock festival was held. The famed NYC drag Labor Day bash attracted 30,000 revelers at it’s height and became the subject of the film Wigstock: The Movie in 1995. But after 20+ years of sequins, fake lashes and immaculate coiffures, organizers Lady Bunny and Scott Lifshutz needed a break. A long one! But the celebration of wigs hasn’t completely curled up and dyed. On August 16th, the gang will take hi-jack Michael Fesco’s Sea Tea for a 4 hour cruise to recapture some of the wiggy magic from beloved festivals past. Bunny will host, emcee and perform, along with many of the event's most celebrated performers, including downtown legends Sister Dimension, Linda Simpson, HRH Princess Diandra, Flotilla Debarge, Sweetie, Sugga Pie Koko, David Ilku and Ffloyd. DJ Johnny Dynell of Jackie 60 fame will recreate the 90s club sound from when Wigstock was at it’s peak, along with DC's Ed Bailey. So prepare to boogie to the sounds of CeCe Peniston, Ultra Nate, Crystal Waters, Barbara Tucker and all of the tunes that made going out such a non-stop blast during NYC’s golden club years. Think The Love Boat on acid with a killer new soundtrack of classic NYC house music. To kick it off, Linda Simpson will present her 90s Drag Explosion photo exhibit complete with her hysterical commentary. It’s basically a retelling of every time Linda was sober enough to pull out a camera and snap it during her My Comrade days with pics of every queen from RuPaul to trans model Page.

Why revive a Wigstock-themed event now? Says, Bunny: “Someone recently sent me an photo spread from the UK’s Guardian featuring Michael James O’Brien’s shots from Wigstock during the 90s, calling it “New York’s hair-raising 90s drag scene.” It made me nostalgic, just as people are nostalgic for clubs which don’t only play top 40 tunes and drag acts which focus more on talent than on contouring ability. Then I got wind of a new Wigstock party in South Africa in addition to other annual events in Tel Aviv, Sweden and Melbourne, Australia and had to ask myself “Why should everyone else have all the fun?” and “How much should I sue for?” Everyone is always telling me “Bring back Wigstock!” so this Sea Tea cruise will test the waters, literally, and relive the party on a smaller scale. This may lead to other full-scale Wigstock festivals in the future or a possible partnership with Bushwig, the Brooklyn drag festival. I’ve performed on Michael Fesco’s Sea Tea in the past and this boat ride seems like the perfect way to reunite the crazy crew of very gifted performers. And to show that the Wigstock vibe is unsinkable! This cruise offers a unique opportunity to relive one of the Village’s maddest moments. A lot of people complain about how the Manhattan scene has lost it, so we’re trying to recapture some of that zaniness by doing something about it. Revelers are encouraged to come in costume—and we’ll award $250 for the freakiest wig. I always marveled at wigs’ powers to bring out people’s crazier sides—whether they’re real women, body builders or even dogs. But enough about Linda and Sweetie! Nothing makes a “girl” feel more “fish” than gliding along the sparkling waters of the Hudson. But please, wear wedges or sensible heels! Rock The Boat isn’t just a song and this ride is ill-suited to spikes!”

Wigstock misses those crazy nights when we'd dress up in a new look and hit 4 or 5 clubs in 1 night. Now it doesn't seem like there are 4 or 5 clubs to hit. So we're trying to remedy that. We also miss partying with a truly mixed crowd of every race and age and the big clubs' combo of everything from drag queens to real women to gays to transsexuals to cool straight guys. Hopefully, that's what Wigstock: The Cruise will attract. No VIP nothing and no tired bottle service. Just a rollicking mess of a party!

The Hornblower boards at 6PM promptly, sails at 7:30PM and is back on the dock at 10PM. It departs from Pier 40 near Christopher Street. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at Pier 40 the day of. 21 and over. Admission includes a free dinner buffet, two decks with deejays Johnny Dynell and DC’s Ed Bailey spinning actual music and an hour and a half of entertainment in the typically wacky Wigstock style which ranges from singing live, lip-synching the house down, live singing, comedy, and of course one of those rotten Laugh-In skits that Bunny still milks in her own act! Don’t miss the boat on this one—come and join us!

Performers: David Ilku, Ffloyd, Flotilla Debarge, Princess Diandra, Linda Simpson, Sister Dimension, David Burgess, Sweetie Nyc & Lady Bunny

Hosted By: Odyssey Magazine New York ll , Johnny Dynell, David Burgess, Cheyne Hauk II, Michael Everaert, Flotilla Debarge,

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Lady Bunny Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
Hi all! I am just surfacing from Wistock's cruise. Totally lost my voice and couldn't even make it to the after-party. (Which I heard was fun.) To be honest with you, I had no idea whether Wigstock on a boat was going to work or not. We had changed boats when the first one sold out and ended up with one with a much better stage. However, the dressing room was completely surrounded by observation deck with windows. But on the other boat, the dressing room was in the kitchen! I'd love to know your feedback because I didn't experience the event as a guest so I don't know if bartenders, boarding or whatever was problematic. For example, one friend said that either the stage should be higher--or that he should be taller. Was this an issue for others? Could you hear everything from both levels? If you have suggestions, please inbox me. If we do it again next year, we wanna it to be perfect Performances ranged from electrifying to just plain insane, which is exactly how I like it. So much thanks to all the performers for their hard work: Princess Diandra, David Ilku, David Burgess aka Sugga Pie Koko, Sweetie Nyc, Linda Simpson, Kevin Aviance, Flloyd, Flotilla Debarge, Sister Dimension and DJs Johnny Dynell and Ed Bailey. It felt like Wigstock to me and I've been to every one of them. One thing I noticed were all the times I heard "I love you" from the performers, who have all worked together for decades. Too often we're presented with images of drag queens as bitchy divas. And don't get me wrong--most of the gurls love to dish the dirt and our humor can be hateful. But most queens I know get along fine and feel a camaraderie because we happen to do the same job. Honestly, I feel like the typical drag queen is more likely to compare notes with other queens on which promoter ripped who off or who makes the best costumes than they are to sabotage another act. So the sisterhood of Wigstock seemed in tact. Or should that be the misterhood? What I loved the most is that a great mix of people in the audience came dressed up. It makes for a carnival atmosphere and there were tons of great looks. (I'll be uploading pics soon.) I really miss partying with real women, transsexuals, all age groups and ethnicities. I'm not sure what happened to change this, but there was a club culture where you truly saw every kind of people--at clubs like Pyramid, Jackie 60, Limelight, Palladium, Tunnel, Roxy, etc. There is something about wearing a wig that makes you want to act a fool and foolishness is essential at any version of Pigstock. And no Linda, I know it looks like I gained weight but I haven't. There was a life pre sever under my dress, you bitch! My Wigstock partner Scott Lifshutz deserves a special thanks--along with our "crew" Lauren Pine, Dany Johnson and Pia Guccione. And promoters Dougie Meyer and Michael Fesco. And Odyssey New York, our media sponsor. We didn't really promote this cruise as a fundraiser, but it was. Wigstock is a corporation and I own 51% of it's worthless shares. When your corporation makes $0 in revenue because you've had no festivals in 10 years, you still have to pay a corporate accountant a fortune to do your taxes every one of those years and we also have to pay a lawyer and sometimes a trademark lawyer. But the good news is, I think we erased all of our debt with a little to spare. So we can now begin work on creating a book of photographs from all the years, update our website and edit some video footage to use as a part of our proposal to bring Wigstock to outdoor festivals. Why can't we have a day at Summerstage or a tent at Coachella or Glastonbury? After a 10 year hiatus, our wigs didn't "curl up and dye." We just needed a break and now we are ready to bust back out! And your enthusiasm gave us the boost that we needed--so thank you all! Wigstock is officially back!
Dan Man
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
The event was awesome! We had a blast!!! Looking forward to next year!!!
Ed Jessup
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
I had such a great time at Wigstock! Best party I have been to in years. Such a fun time. So many great people! You were marvelous Lady Bunny!
Johnny Quinlan
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
"Back"stage with The Ladies was truly its own Performance!
Michael Hawley
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
I loved the confinement aspect of the boat! And it was just crowded enough yet had an intimacy to it that I don't think a tent or park can capture. Plus the ease of access to the bars and cozy seating areas. Plus the movement of the boat/skyline added it's own subtlety even indoors. It was truly magical. I've been to all Wigstocks since 1987 with the exception of the early 2000s because one could generally not get close to the stage getting beverages was a real challenge. I say keep the boat edition. And please do raise the stage another foot; sound was not an issue on the second floor. Much love to you and many thanks!! --Mickey
Demetrios Argyropoulos
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
It was a really fun evening Lady Bunny. It was wonderful to see some of the performers again, as well as catch up with friends on board. I thought it was a great venue. Congratulations!
Stephen Andrews
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
We had a blast and can't wait to be back next year or whenever the next shindig is!! xoxo
Kyle Supley
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
I'm so thrilled Wigstock is back! The warmth, camaraderie, killer looks, and FUN danceable music is a rare find these days. I was at the shows in '99-'01, and NYC (and the world) needs Wigstock. (Especially the millions of new queens!) My friends and I thank you a thousand times. Welcome back.
Gina Germaine
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
Had a Great Time !!! Nice to see Everyone !!!!!
Jayson Salomon
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
We had an amazing time. I think one of the highlight i Was watching the queens getting ready in the see through dressing rooms. Just like RuPauls, drag race. Cant wait for the next Wigstock. Bun Bun you should be very proud!!!!!
Jayson Salomon
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
Jack Rivas
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
It was amazing! Loved it
Jack Rivas
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
Wigstock brings back the idea of the audience as much part of the main event and most of all a much needed jolt on the sad state of gay culture! Hello, it's natural! Thank you Lady Bunny and Scott Lifshutz for making it happen again!
Martin Scott
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
Pure joy from beginning to end! Seeing Kevin Aviance took it to another level. 10's across the board!
Drew Lono'ehu Tandal
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
We had so much fun!!!! 💜💛💚💚💙
Martin Scott
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
Antonio Vasquez
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
Fantastic, super fun, Joyous even,watching the Divas in a fishbowl (dressing room) was actually cool , loved the music,everyone I love was with me,please do it again, my only suggestion would also be Stage just a tad higher.
Steven Kolb
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
The ziti was dry and over cooked. More sauce next time.
Cody Wayne Alderkauski
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
The performances were stupendous! My only suggestion: crank the AC up before people even begin boarding :)
Lady Bunny
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
That's what I told them! I think the body heat voided the a/c.
Cody Wayne Alderkauski
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
Yeah....that's kinda what I figured!
Jérémy Flori
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
I loved everything about it! Thanks!
Mead Margulies
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
It was an AMAZING night. Congrats on the huge success. Cannot put into words how great it felt to have Wigstock back and to be partying with that fabulous crowd. I was thrilled to see so many people dressed up. The outfits & wigs were OUTRAGEOUS! Next year : raise the stage more & blast the A/C. But most importantly, just make sure that Wigstock happens again!
Joe Fiore
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
Sorry I missed it - looked amazing! Thanks Bunny for all your great work and all the performers!
Lee Knight
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
I came all the way from San Diego for this event and it was worth the trip and then some. Got to hug old friends - one I hadn't seen in over 20 years! And it was such a pleasure meeting some people I've always admired like Rollerena and Steven "Perfidia" and Flotilla. I actually got to kiss Rollerena's "Anal Warts Ring" and escorted her from Rockbar to the boat! The performances were a blast but it was a bit difficult to see the stage at times. Otherwise, I thought everything worked fine - better than some other harbor cruises I've been on - never had to wait long for a drink or a pee. The boat was perfect - neither too big nor too small - plenty of room to roam about - and I'm not really into the giant crowd scenes anymore - you get lost and trampled and cant find people, etc. In short, it was magical, and I didn't want it to end. Thrilled to hear that Wigstock is being revived, and can't wait for the next one ... Lady Bunny thank you so much for making it all happen - You're a trouper and an Xtra Xtra Large star! P.S. PLEASE COME TO COACHELLA - I can drive there - I hate flying!
Derek Marshall Newman
-- 18/08/2015 10:52
I had a blast! Thank you for all that you do, Lady Bunny! The views (did you have a chance to see them?) and the performances were over the top! The nostalgia as well! Only problem was the A/C and it wasn't a big deal.

Ava D'Abo Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/08/2015 23:30
I had a blast and the bathrooms didn't smell like seamen 😜😜😜😜
Ashton Cruz
-- 18/08/2015 23:30
your mouth did
Ava D'Abo
-- 18/08/2015 23:30
Bryan Matthews
-- 18/08/2015 23:30
Then u didn't get any since it didn't smell like that
Ava D'Abo
-- 18/08/2015 23:30
Dry as a bone
Bryan Matthews
-- 18/08/2015 23:30
That's the closest U can get to dick hahahhahaha
Bryan Matthews
-- 18/08/2015 23:30
Bryan Matthews
-- 18/08/2015 23:30
Ava D'Abo
-- 18/08/2015 23:30
It's real y'all

Ava D'Abo Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/08/2015 23:03
So weird half the people that said they were going I saw not one of them hhhhmmmmm

Mike Chiodo Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/08/2015 19:48
Posted some pics...thanks Lady Bunny and organizers, we had a fun time, and it brought back great memories. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153427304726075.1073741844.619341074&type=1&l=a147d8d153
Janice Anthony Bennett
-- 18/08/2015 19:48
Now here's something you don't see everyday

Glenn Zuraw Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 17/08/2015 10:45
Funny... NSFW
Basil Rodericks
-- 17/08/2015 10:45
Would some one do me the favor of listing all of the petformers, please? Lady Bunny, Floyd, Princess Diandra, Sweetie Nyc, Flotilla Debarge, David Ilku and others who's names I'll screw up. Help, thanks.
Glenn Zuraw
-- 17/08/2015 10:45
Lady Bunny - help?
Basil Rodericks
-- 17/08/2015 10:45
Haha found it. Sister Dimension and Sugga Pie Koko.
Kathleen Madison
-- 17/08/2015 10:45
I like the joke about Trump!

Lady Bunny Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/08/2015 19:20
http://lindasimpson.org/2015/08/wigstock-wow/
http://lindasimpson.org/2015/08/wigstock-wow/
Taylor Parton
-- 18/08/2015 19:20
Eeeeeuuuu!!!! I hate that word Moist,... Cathy Lee Gifford is always saying she feels Moist,.. lol

Renee Lupperger Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/08/2015 19:28
I wasn't able to make it out on Sunday but I really hope there are going to be more of these!

Ada Banks Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 17/08/2015 17:22
Lost my phone @ the afterparty, if anyone found an iphone 5s at the monster or stonewall pls message me!!! Aside from that, last night was FAB thanks so much 2 Bunny and everyone! Love u all! xx
Demetrios Argyropoulos
-- 17/08/2015 17:22
Ahahaha! You had too much fun!
Ada Banks
-- 17/08/2015 17:22
Demetrios Argyropoulos well i was being optimistic in thinking it was lost not stolen but thats what its looking like :-/
Demetrios Argyropoulos
-- 17/08/2015 17:22
And the last texts on it were my "be careful" and your "these people are harmless!"
Ada Banks
-- 17/08/2015 17:22
oh dont worry it wasnt them! i accidentally put it down somewhere at the bar and someone mustve grabbed it, its my bad.
Lady Bunny
-- 17/08/2015 17:22
Great to see you! Sorry about your phone!

Hector Cotza Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 17/08/2015 17:55
I was in heaven!
Floyd Martin
-- 17/08/2015 17:55
Hahah Lady Bunny meets some real celebrities!
Eric Gonzalez
-- 17/08/2015 17:55
YASSSS! It was so great to see you guys!
Hector Cotza
-- 17/08/2015 17:55
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10207293767085000.1073742112.1309666900&type=1&l=0773b2c215

Trey Speegle Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/08/2015 13:50
#DragHerstory: "What I loved the most is that a great mix of people in the audience came dressed up. It makes for a carnival atmosphere and there were tons of great looks." –Lady Bunny
http://worldofwonder.net/dragherstory-crazy-pictures-galore-from-wigstock-the-cruise-part-2/

Trey Speegle Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/08/2015 13:48
#DragHerstory: "Sunday was a hot, but gorgeous summer night as we boarded the Hornblower on Pier 40 at Houston Street. Hundreds of fun-lovers, plus the divas of the drag scene, showed up in full-force..."
http://worldofwonder.net/dragherstory-lady-bunnys-wigstock-cruise-was-a-boat-load-of-fun-jam-packed-with-drag-superstars/

Juan Carlos Zubiaurr Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/08/2015 13:42
did anybody find my keys on a citibike keychain?

Lady Bunny Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/08/2015 11:00
Fun write-up of Wigstock by Michael Musto from Out.com. http://www.out.com/entertainment/michael-musto
http://www.out.com/entertainment/michael-musto

Lady Bunny Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/08/2015 10:57
http://www.newnownext.com/lady-bunny-plays-captain-as-wigstock-the-cruise-sets-sail-around-new-york-harbor/08/2015/
http://www.newnownext.com/lady-bunny-plays-captain-as-wigstock-the-cruise-sets-sail-around-new-york-harbor/08/2015/

Basil Rodericks Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/08/2015 01:22
Beauty is as Bunny does. That was awesome. THANKS. Do it again. I'll pay $41.

Santiago Felipe Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 17/08/2015 19:22

Eric Gonzalez Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 17/08/2015 17:15
OH MY GOODNESS, what a splendid time everyone had! The music was wonderful and the Drag was SUPERB! Thank you Lady Bunny for hosting this festive production! The joy it brought went straight to my heart, as I know it did to so many people out there on the dance floor and on the decks! I am at the office but in my mind its "Sip, serve and twirl time" and my soul is filled with radiant disco dancing energy! Thank you for bringing back Wigstock for all of us to delight in! YAAAAAAAS QUEEN!!! #Wigstock #LadyBunny #OneLove XOXOXOXO
Kyle Supley
-- 17/08/2015 17:15
Amen to all of this. The MUSIC! And thank you Eric for taking the dance floor at Monster with me. Lady Bunny you outdid yourself! xx
Eric Gonzalez
-- 17/08/2015 17:15
It was so nice to meet you and your boyfriend Kyle Supley ! You are both so delightful and sweet! Lady Bunny Events = New Friends **TWIRL**
Kyle Supley
-- 17/08/2015 17:15
Can't wait do lessons from/with you. You've got the moves!

Linda Tolbert Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 17/08/2015 16:50
Dear Lady Bunny! I had a great time on your yatch last night! The people, the DJ's, YOU and a Steller performance by legendary Princess Diandra made for the most magical evening on the Hudson! Thank you! I love you forever! XOXOXOX Love you Forever!
Colin Campbell
-- 17/08/2015 16:50

Carl Rishi Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 17/08/2015 01:25
Glenn Zuraw
-- 17/08/2015 01:25
great pics Carl - you had a great vantage point... and why was I the only guy who took his shirt off at the party? Whatever happened to guys taking their shirts off at Gay Parties? What's happening to the Community...
Carl Rishi
-- 17/08/2015 01:25
Everyone was shirtless at The Eagle last night!
Glenn Zuraw
-- 17/08/2015 01:25
some of us had to be at work this morning at 7:30 LOL - BTW - any pics of me flagging? (I don't think so b/c I didn't see you with your camera out then...)
Carl Rishi
-- 17/08/2015 01:25
You were moving to fast for my IPhone
Glenn Zuraw
-- 17/08/2015 01:25
and my buddy, who I handed my iPhone already recording, somehow had the brain fart to hit the "record button" and STOPPED the recording... I didn't have the presence of mind to verify it. Oh well...

Simon Leahy Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 16/08/2015 22:22
Simon Leahy
-- 16/08/2015 22:22
So much love for Lady Bunny and Scott for spawning us! Lol! Xxx
Scott Lifshutz
-- 16/08/2015 22:22
I'm heartbroken I didn't get ta hang witch youse...next time for real, now that I know what I'm doin!

Kevin McHugh Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 17/08/2015 14:34
Found pair of sunglasses

Jack Rivas Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 17/08/2015 05:33
The magic of Wigstock happened again. Thank you Lady Bunny for bringing it back and for all the amazing performers who through their amazing unique talent represented the true spirit of New York drag! Every young drag queen needs to see this!

Glenn Zuraw Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 17/08/2015 03:12
OMG!!! Home Run w/ this "partaaaay". Congrats to Michael Fesco, Tony P. and Dougie M. for pulling off a party w/ over 950 people!!! See my version of the night
Glenn Zuraw
-- 17/08/2015 03:12
Rollerena... (Google her!!!) and note what her pendant says: "Lesbians for Hillary" #Hilliary #hilliaryforpresident #hilliaryclinton

Carl Rishi Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 17/08/2015 01:16
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